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their backs on norquist to save america? tonight i'll ask him himself if he's losing the fight. willie nelson is back on the road. how many girls has he loved before? >> the reason divorces are so expensive is they're worth it. >> the hits keep on coming for willie nelson and i don't mean his songs. >> i probably did, i probably did. >> a very entertaining interview. this is piers morgan tonight. >> good evening. the big story tonight teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff about 36 days to go until tax increases kick in. the white house and congress are playing a high stakes game of let's make a deal. president obama spoke with john boehner this weekend and expressed confidence the deal can't be reached before the deadline. that's what most americans want. in the the latest poll. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should make to each other is to avoid. >> you signed it 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that congress. the world has changed. >> joining me now is the man in the middle of this storm, grover norquist. grover, welcome to you. >> good to be with you. >> you c
a dozen years now almost, and it's due in great part to the generous support of rolls royce north america, we thank you for that support. without which we couldn't do this program. it's a pleasure for us to have with us this morning, the chief of staff of the united states army, general ray odierno. general odierno is from new jersey. anybody who is from new jersey these days has been a little bit distracted. new jersey took the brunt of the storm. i grew up in louisiana. we are sort of used to this sort of thing, but we don't usually have hurricanes that have a wind chill and snowfall associated with them. which complicates matters. i hope everyone's all right up there this morning. we have been doing this series recently focusing on where are the military services going? it's a very important point of history. general odierno started in the army back during not the last draw down but the one before that. the one after vietnam. those of you who have been coming to our events know we have been talking about draw downs for some time now. eventually it had to get here and we are now at the
the pain and wondering, where is america's outrage? where's america's concern that we're still at war? my question is, mr. speaker, why is the house of representatives still supporting a war that costs $10 billion a month? this money is borrowed primarily from the chinese. all we hear about is this financial cliff, this crisis that's facing america. my question is after 11 years, where's the outrage from congress for our men and women in uniform dying in afghanistan? 2014 is the date that the president has said we will start bringing the troops out. that is 25 more months. why do we have to wait until the end of 2014 to start bringing our troops home? how many more have to die at the hands of the very afghans they're training? october 14 "new york times" editorial titled "time to pack up," has a subtitle that says it best -- "it should not take two more years for the united states to leave afghanistan." mr. speaker, i have a petition on my website, the website is jones.house..gov. i'm asking people around this country to please sign this petition with the name and state, nothing else, who
you very much and i look forward to questions. >> thank you. for those who believe that america is founded is the greatest country in the history of the world, we wanted someone who would fight for us. we wanted a fighter like ronald reagan who boldly championed america opposing founding principles who inspired millions of independence and reagan democrats to join us and who fought his leftist opponents on the -- idea that america was a shining city upon a hill. what we got was a week moderate candidate handpicked by the beltway elite and country club establishment wing of the republican party. the presidential loss is unequivocally on them. with a catastrophic loss, the tea party is the last best hope america has to restore her founding principles. while it may take longer to restore with president, back in office we're not going away. it took nearly 100 years to take america to the place where we are today. it will take more than 3 1/2 years to restore our constitution. we're going to keep fighting. we respect the constitution and we now that for america to succeed, we need to
. the president did run a fantastic campaign. they understand america as it exists today. republicans tried to convince themselves that it was the america they knew in the past and they delewded themselves. and now you're seeing the results today. here's where we got it wrong and we've got to rethink. definitely kudos to david axelrod, gym messina. but i think the economy was getting better and people ultimately said i want to give this guy another four years to finish the job. >> here's one thing that i don't think was a factor in the last week. the hurricane on the east coast. if there was a factor in the last week, i believe it was mitt romney going into ohio, lying to ohio about something ohio voters know the truth about on this sending jeep jobs to china and to lie straight to the voters who know it's not true, who are related to the workers, whose jobs were not going to china was a deadly move by romney. >> we know that three out of four ohio voters thought the economy was doing very poorly. they were not that excited about what's going on because it's tough out there. but when it com
time. i just don't understand why we all can't get together. i know that america is based on individuality and people wanting to have a piece of the pie, but why -- it just appears that the tea party is so divisive, and i don't understand that. you know, sometimes it appears that since president obama has become president, that i've never seen so much disrespect for the office of president. oip amy kremer? guest: well, thanks for your comment, shelly, and i would to say we're not divisive. i mean, we've gone after republicans and democrats alike. we are an issues-oriented movement, focused on fiscal responsibility, limited government, free markets. that's all we're focused on. and as i said before, we want washington to live within their means. so, you know, it's not that we're here just to challenge the democrats. we're here, and we've done it, we've primaried republicans before. so i don't think that expecting our federal government and our state and local governments to live within their means is very divisive. i think that that is something that is absolutely reasonabl
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affairs centers in d.c. that i would not normally be exposed to. >> c-span, treated by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> president obama won reelection with 303 electoral votes with florida's 29 still undetermined and over 50% of the popular vote. the national journal hosted several panel discussions breaking down the road to results and looking at the implications for national politics and the congressional agenda. >> it turned out not to be as long night as people expected and we're going to talk about that today and why and look forward to how the president to make go forward from this victory which think is safe to say it was quicker and bigger than many people expected. would you like to tell us how this happened and -- why this happened and how? >> it was bigger than we expected. he really swept the battleground states. the only states that he lost that he had won in 2008, was north carolina which he had won by 14,000 votes in 2008. it was considered a fluke. what that tells us is that the set of assumptions that
that will help the american people to progress. i want to see america -- >> host: you want compromise? >> caller: i want compromise, yes. but i'm going to tell you this, and make no mistake about it, we have people in this country that have completely destroyed rather than try to compromise and try to bring the government to some sort of conclusion where everybody will benefit. some people in this country feel as though other people should not exist or have any benefit and they would do everything possible, spend all their money, disrupt the government and do whatever they can to prevent other people from having a happy life. >> host: let me ask you this. do you think that president obama should govern as if he has a mandate? how far should he pushed, should he be aggressive? >> caller: he has to be aggressive because if he doesn't -- >> host: is that compromise though? >> caller: you can be aggressive and still compromise. let me say this, the congress is the tea party for and if obama or romney or the other was president we would still have trouble because the tea party has an agenda and we ha
the "stephanie miller show." hi. >> caller: you're like the voice of america for us texans, i love you guys. >> stephanie: why, thank you. >> caller: i live not too far from w. >> stephanie: say hi! >> i how's that brush doing? >> caller: we had to draw the curtains closed on election night and we had friends over. it was glorious, but we had to subdue our excitement. >> stephanie: we just had the curtains drawn because we're in mourning here. [ cheering ] >> caller: i would love to point out that i'm a married white lady in texas who voled for obama. >> stephanie: what? draw those drapes in texas. appreciate it. rude pundit with oddly really rude stuff on the election. we will talk to him next on the "stephanie miller show." this is not our money that we're being nice enough to give them. >> they pay into it. >> stephanie: this is their money that they paid into their whole life and now we're breaking the deal. sorry, we spent it. >> we pulled the rug out from under you, sorry. >> stephanie: some how they have to some degree won the spin cycle in the last wisconsin election. i heard rush l
says america has to grow up and get over its victorian kind of thinking about sex scandals but i honestly believe that. this is nothing but a giant love triangle. it is a classic case of a guy in power who is -- who is there for attractive -- who is therefore attractive to some women or some men. people in power celebrities are always surrounded by those who are sexually attracted to them and people in -- men -- particularly men in power love it. they love the attention and they easily fall for the temptation. it happens all the time. they love this. being the focus of so much adoring attention. they go out. petraeus, i'm sure not the first general. not the first politician, not the first man in power the first celebrity to have an affair. but for this to blow up into some national scandal or seen as some reason why petraeus has to resign, i still think is crazy. we have little insight into this from lieutenant colonel retired john neagle who is a buddy of petraeus talked to him and said petraeus was really, re
in america for something that was less liberal than what the networks for putting on the air. so, fox news was born. fox news has been hugely successful. it earns somewhere between $1.10 $0.50 billion a year. -- $1 and $1.5 billion a year. the folks at nbc took a look at what fox has been doing and figure out if they could make news skewing news to the right, if we could make half of that, let's ask you to the left. and so, you have on cable television news that caters to people who consider themselves progressives, news to people who consider themselves conservatives, you have the afternoon radio talk shows, the evening radio talk shows which cater largely to the conservative. you have the late-night comedy show, john stewart, stephen cole there, that tend to cater more to the left. and the end result is the area that has gone more or less of fellow is serious news organizations reporting the important events of the day without any kind of political bias. we have grown up as a nation believing we are entitled to hear news that resonates to the news we already -- to the views we already ho
. i just wonder, with america and the world, business leaders here, business leaders around the world, the markets, everybody else looking so closely at this, was it necessary for the president to be so provocative with something that, you know, even "the new york times" said was, quote, loaded with democratic priorities, and really gave republicans nothing. >> again, it's a curious offer. i would imagine there has -- tim geithner's too smart of a guy, and this administration is filled with smart people. they must have a serious strategic plan. but if you were a pedestrian watching this, if the ceo of a company that's not been into the white house, a medium-size to small company, it has to be a source for alarm this morning that maybe they're not nearly as close to a deal as we thought. let alone if you're a ceo if you've been in the office with the president and you've laid out some of your priorities and concerns. >> so but it is step one, though, in a negotiation. >> it is step one. >> okay. so it's like bidding on a house. you always go farther from where you're going to be. >> bu
think the administration has used that as an excuse, and it really -- you know, america has a lot of overclassifying, that is one reason there are adults that are supposed to be able to handle this. and i don't think it would have been that difficult for her to somewhat give a more nuance discussion of what really transpired in benghazi. >> fran, you dealt with classified and unclassified talking points when you served at the white house, do you agree with rueul? >> well, those that drafted these talking points, perhaps the intelligence community will prepare the individual going out on the sunday show, especially if they're doing multiple shows, to understand where the lines here. we don't know if it happened here. if it didn't, it certainly should have. it leads to what rueul is saying, you learn how to make arguments so that you don't cross classification lines. this was just poorly handled, the talking points poorly coordinated. she went out there making it sound crystal clear. i think she was both poorly served. and then she didn't really use the talking points she was given
before america votes, we are about to get the last pre-election numbers on jobs in our economy. >> i got nothing left. memories or anything else. everything is ruined. ruined. >> survivors of hurricane sandy still waiting for help. they are worrying about the future. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we are going begin with a sprint to the finish line. the last major hurdle in the way. the october jobs report will be released in three and a half hours. both the obama and romney campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the un
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a pennsylvania toy factory. listen. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. every family, everybody here, you'll see your taxes go up on january 1st. i mean, i'm assuming that doesn't sound too good to you. that is sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> that's pretty scroogy, right? president obama's proposal calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue. $50 billion for new stimulus spending. and about $400 billion in entitlement cuts. republicans say, the president's proposal's nothing but a political stunt. here is boehner. >> the white house spends three weeks trying to develop a proposal and they send one up here that calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, calls for a little -- not even $400 billion in cuts, and they want to have this extra spending that is actually greater than the amount they're willing to cut. i mean, it is -- it was not a serious proposal. and so right now we're almost nowhere. >> what we will do is continue to take this as a serious matter. this is no
america is and always will be the greatest nation on >> i'm don lemon. good night. >>> sex scandal at the cia. lawmakers now questioning who knew what and when about david petraeus and his extramarital affair. >>> hurtling toward the fiscal cliff. lawmakers leaving the door open for compromise in congress. >> road rage on the nascar track. a crash leads to a wild melee between pit crews on live tv. >> that was ugly. >> it was. good morning, and welcome to "early start" i'm alison kosik. >> good morning, everybody, i'm alina cho. john and zoraida have the day off. it is 5:00 a.m. let's get started. up first, more fallout from the sudden and shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus, because of an extramarital affair. there are new details, and new questions this morning, about an fbi investigation that led to his departure. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman she jealously thought was too close to petraeus. new york congressman peter king says there are far
of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's do the right thing together for our country. host: ron, you are up first. what was the message to washington? caller: i really think compromise is in the air in a positive way. it is so wonderful in my mind of president obama was elected. people can start to really work together. not just politicians, but people who will help solve problems and move forward and enter a positive way. -- in a positive way. so many negative comments i heard before the election. i really think they have no validity in trying to portray him as somebody who is not doing well by people. the thing that has not been mentioned on c-span or other channels very often is that the republican driven congress and obstructed. when they had their democratic majority, people fail to mention 12 blue dog democrats, which in my view were very republicans in disguise. host: let's look forward. what do you want the president to work on? caller: i think jobs. included in that will be energy, moving f
find. many lining up for midnight openings including 30,000 people at minneapolis' mall of the americas. others at an even earlier time because more and more stores are opening their doors on thanksgiving hoping the earlier hours will help boost their bottom lines. welcome to "america live," i'm rick folbaum. heather: and i'm heather childers, we are in for megyn kelly. and joining the bargain hunters at wal-mart today, swarms of union-backed protesters campaigning against thanksgiving day openings and what they say are low wages. we're also hearing reports that some walmart employees have even walked off the job. james rosen has been in the thick of one of those protests, and he joins us now live from landover hills, maryland. james? >> reporter: heather and rick, good afternoon. from what walmart executives are telling us, the protest staged here at this particular walmart store affectionately known as number 5129 in suburban maryland, may have been the largest mounted anywhere in the country. by our unofficial count, some 400 picketers arrived in five charter buses from the d.c. area
in the united states. and it's the beginning of these gaps that we talk about that create a different america. better to have a system that says every child that god has given the ability to being literate, by the start of fourth grade is literate. and develop strategies to make sure that it happens. have no tolerance for the political correctness of our time, that assures that too many people, too many young people, particularly kids living at or near the poverty level will have no chance to be successful. the states that embrace these social promotion policy that does not allow that to happen, that recognizes that we need early intervention for reading strategies as has been implement in states like colorado, and has no tolerance for the acceptance of failure will be the states that excel over the next decade of done. accountability, truly, truly matters. in seven states have started on this journey. talk to them about how hard it is but talk to them about the joy of seeing how you can change lives at an early age to ensure that the kids begin to graduate from high school, rather than being
the blast which rendered whole blocks uninhabitable. >>> america will never forget the service of its military heroes. president obama delivering that message on veterans day at a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. >> on this day we thank all of our veterans from all of our wars, not just for your service to this country, but for reminding us why america and always will be the greatest nation on earth. >> the president also noting this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops serving in iraq. >>> investigators want to know why a 64-year-old man walked into a detroit area police station and opened fire. he shot a 50-year-old sergeant in the shoulder yesterday before officers returned fire and killed him. that sounded sergeant is expected to make a full recovery. >>> holland security chief janet napolitano gets a firsthand look at sandy's aftermath. she surveyed the devastation in staten island, yesterday. she also took stock of relief and recovery efforts there. sandy is blamed for 113 deaths across various states, 43 in new york alone. thousan
in the republican party that looks at the numbers. by 2050, 30% of america will r latinos. they have to work on laws but on their tone in terms of how they talk about latinos. >> do you believe senator graham would dip his toe in the water if he didn't try to gauge the temperature and feel there's some momentum even from the most conservative in his party? listen, i believe sean hannity has said he quote-unquote evolved if the shepherd speaks, then perhaps the sheep will follow. >> that's right. i think that was the quickest evolution i've ever seen. they're, of course, looking aat this map that shows this grand shift demographically and a real edge for democrats. i think you're right. there are elements that want to deal with this. it's a turn to the past when you had people like john mccain who put forward a comprehensive immigration reform and bowed to the right wing elements of the party. there's a real move. you'll see marco rubio make movement as well. >> it brings me back, keith, to the sincerity of the move. when the president came out in support of same-sex marriage, republicans said this w
of any sincetive information. i think the administration has used that as an excuse. you know, america has a lot of overclassification, no doubt about it. but that's one reason we have adults in senior positions, who are supposed to be able to handle this. i don't really think it would have been all that difficult for her to give a somewhat more nuanced constitution ed explan happened in benghazi. >> you agree with raul? >> normally before a sunday show, the communicators and those who drafted the talking points, this case, perhaps the intelligence community, will prepare the individual going out on the sunday shows, especially when they are going to do multiple shows to understand where the lines are. we don't know if that happened here if it didn't, it certainly should have. it leads to saying that you learn how to make a more nuanced argument. this was just poorly handled. the talking points, poorly coordinated, went out there, making sound crystal clear, and i think she was both poorly serbed and then she didn't really use the talking points she was given in the way that she might
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-- i should say north america, our backyard, and that is what is happening in venezuela. there you have the election of chavez. it was a free and fair election. you have a leader who is not fitting in the category you just mentioned, but someone who basically has used elections in non-democratic ways. he is elected in but then takes seriously non-democratic measures internally. that is a very difficult situation to grapple with in terms of fundamentalists. >> from my european point of view, the so-called unipolar moment has led us in nato, led the west, led the united states, in my view, to over emphasize the possible use of the military. i think over the last decade we have been forced to acknowledge the fact the obligation of military force tends to solve, at best, military challenges, but if he were faced with a political problem, you need a political solution, which means more than just the military. that appears to me to be a growing consensus in our community. and that leads me to the first question about what the gentleman over there asked about development and the military. as a
. remember the confetti falling from the skies all over america when it passed? and republicans saying freedom has died tonight. >> it's still roughly two years away from being fully implemented in 2014. i mean, cushing the costs is the critical component of health care. you talk about curbing the cost of health care, you talk about taxation, the corporate tax rate, capital gains tax rate. you know what all of it is? all of it is about can they govern? can they govern? can we be governed? can the people in washington, d.c., in the house and the senate and the president, can they govern? >> they have to. >> well, they have to. they absolutely have to. >> just to make a point for those who thought that the health care reform law was historic, many people -- i actually assume that most of the five people at this table think that it's a shocking thing that america is the most powerful country on earth before the health care law was passed, had a massive number of many, many millions of uninsured people in the country when every other industrialized country has universal coverage. >> right.
america. if you continue on the same track the party will keep losing ground. host: from "the weekly standard," in both cases president bush and president obama winning by a margin of victory by 2.4%. guest: that does not surprise me. i knew it was going to be minutes before the republican party through mitt romney under the bus. i do think he was a weak candidate, but the republicans nominated him as a behind him and insisted he was the answer rayers.ica's pereir they did not have any choice. when you look at the other choices in the primary, who would have done a better job? herman cain? michele bachmann? jeb bush did not run. they got stuck with mitt romney. host: california has gone from a republican to a purple to a solid democratic state. what has changed? ronald reagan winning back in 1984. guest: i am proud to take a little bit of credit for that four at one time being the democratic party chair in california. the republican party is a mirror of the national republican party in the sense that i think they lost track of where the country was moving. republican registration in
. it was a good plan in theory, america's u.n. ambassador susan rice asking for a face-to-face meeting with her harshest republican critics who threaten to block her nomination as secretary of state over her public comments in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks. but her meeting appears to have made things worse. dana bash from washington now with more. >> reporter: the way these grim-faced gop senators tell it, susan rice's attempt to calm their criticism backfired. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> i am more disturbed now than i was before. >> the information given to the american people was wrong. in fact, ambassador rice said today, absolutely, it was wrong. >> reporter: rice requested to meet with her chief republican critics, ordered to explain why five days after the september benghazi attack that killed four americans she went on sunday talk shows suggesting it was sparked by a spontaneous protest accompanied by acting cia director michael morell, rice explained she was using unclassified talking points which were strip
turkey that i shall be eating tomorrow with two of my wonderful grandchildren, in america, giving thanks that i don't live in france. i left california years ago. i didn't invest in facebook. and oh, mr. trumka, have a nice day. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! male announcer ] lease a 2013 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. stuart: just listen to this, china is set to build the world's tallest building in 90 days. its name is sky city. it will be built at the unbelievable rate of five floors per day. question, if unions were involved, it would take 90 days to get the permits, wouldn't it, and just set the scaffolding up, the bureaucracy in america certainly wouldn't help either. don peebles is a real-estate developer. your experience please? >> look, i think that the cause for the delays in building permits is overregulatory environment that we face. obviously we want our buildings to be safe. but the bureaucracy and the regulations of the bureaucracy i
talks about the market and free enterprise, talking about creating an america where your father can be a bartender in miami and his son can be a u.s. senator. that's what the american dream is. host: matt's past experience includes being the director of the leadership institute, a nonprofit training organization. in march of 2007 he was one of two bloggers invited on john mccain's poor bus on a visit to new hampshire with an interview with the candidate and was named a rising star politics by politics magazine a decade ago. -- john mccain's tour bus. guest: a decade already spiry. host: let's go to our democratic allies in virginia. caller: i do consider myself a democrat. i was willing to consider going some of the direction with obama. i have not been satisfied with his first term, necessarily. the republicans unfortunately, across almost racist on many occasions. i am engaged to a woman who is from guatemala. she is very smart and very conservative in her personal and social values. just the way the republicans spoke about immigration and things like that, they came across as rea
? caller: there has been a lot of greed here in america. there has been away too much to double spending, preparing for obamacare to be pushed. also, i think there is too much spending is going in to government aid. it is too much. i cannot see why people would rather quit their jobs and be taken care of by the government. host: the opposite to that issue is a national security issue which must be addressed. but what affected the cliff on the economy? as we to do, one of the chief economists or out during the press briefing with a new report warning that consumer spending would fall by $200 billion in 2013 if we go off the so-called fiscal cliff. chris in rockville, maryland. on our line for independents. should we go off the cliff? caller: no. i believe we should come up with a comprehensive balanced budget plan. and the reason i am not calling it, i believe some people are misinformed about the reason for this deficit. i believe that both democrats and republicans are responsible for this large deficit that we have it. they did have a two different philosophies on how to increase. demo
that as an excuse. and really, you know, america has a lot of overclassification. there's no doubt about it. but that's one reason, you know, we have adults and they're supposed to be able to handle this. i don't think it would have been difficult for her to give a more nuanced discussion of what transpired in bengahzi. >> fran, you dealt with classified and unclassified talking points when you served over at the white house. do you agree? >> normally before a sunday show, what happens is the communicators and those who drafted the talking points will prepare the individual who is going out on the sunday shows, especially when they are going to do multiple shows, to make sure they understand where the lines are. we don't know whether that happened here. if it didn't, it should have, and you learn how to make a more nuanced argument so you don't cross classification lines and you don't speak inaccurately. frankly, this was poorly handled. clearly the talking points were poorly coordinated. and she went out there making it sound crystal clear and she was poorly served and she didn't use the t
states of america as the united states of america is, and not based on some 50-year-old model. >> operator, last question, please. >> in 2008, after the election, you famously left open offices across the country to keep your round game intact. what happens to that infrastructure now, and the think the ground game in the infrastructure you have for this campaign can be translated to whoever runs in 2016? >> thank you for the question. as we talked about earlier, we will go for a process with our supporters and have a conversation with them about what they want to do next. we have always listened to the ground game, listen to our supporters. part of the lesson of 2012 for us is let people run the kind of campaign they believe in. that is why the president's message resonate so well out there. we will have a process for our folks where we discuss the future. we will spend some time learning the lessons from the other night before we start thinking about 2014 or 2016. >> first of all, we are going to take our cues from our supporters, things got done because our supporters and am
. we shouldn't rule out the entire range of potential terrorist attacks and what would do to america's relations and to america's set of priorities in the middle east taking down an airplane blowing of the series of embassies and attacking civilians, foreign governments as was tried in washington with the attack on the saudi ambassador and the foreign governments using terrorism even on our soil. it is a whole range of possibilities. let's not for close dealing with them. third, a sinai clash on steroids. we saw in august of 2011, how the attempt by terrorists, the effort by the terrorists to kill the israelis triggered the reaction that ended up with the egypt and israel peace treaty being this far away from total collapse. i measured this as being the thickness on the door of the israeli embassy in cairo outside of which the protesters were banding down the door to attack the american -- the diplomats on the other side of the door. and that is when the military controlled egypt. today there is a different situation. another clash triggered by terrorists seeking to promote egypt, is
a mandate to move us forward? guest: yes. i think he has america on his side. i think the administration thinks america is on his side. i think there is a sense that the democrats managed to maintain control of the senate pedometer democrats won at the white house. i think there's a feeling among democrats that they wanted these things, they should be able to put these things into place that they campaigned on which is largely taxing the rich. the house republicans feel like they also have a mandate, they kept their power, they kept the house and proposed something much different. and so the tricky thing is, everyone feels like to have a mandate moving forward. we will have to wait and see who ends up a bending and who does not. host: anything else you want to respond to? guest: i think one of the other interesting debates happening now is how important is it to deal with the deficit now obverses later. the caller really raised about and said, the debt is important. and that is one thing that the democrats think. even if there is a deficit deal and it is based on this perceived mandate o
the framework that was outlined in the media. [video clip] >> to talk about america oppose the fiscal problem, i outlined a framework that deals with reforming our tax code and reforming the our spending. i believe these remarks i have outlined in our meeting is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness, we have power revenue on the table. as long as it is accompanied by a significant spending cuts. while we will continue to have revenue on the table, it will be incumbent from my colleagues to show the american people we are serious about cutting spending and solving our fiscal dilemma. i believe we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. host:off of twitter -- host: joe, are you there? caller: yes, what i would like to know is it seems like none of them can come to a conclusion on anything. why do we that start taking their pay and deducting their pay until they can come to an agreement? or tell them all to get out of there and leave it up to the americans to vote as if we were voting to the president. host:
, and comfort. where working with the meals on wheels association of america and feeding america on delivery for those that may be homebound, delivery of either hot meals or multi-day disaster meal kits. volunteers are resuming their distribution activities into the communities, and before this storm, in advance we ended out tens of thousands of ready-to- eat meals and cold-weather items for folks to be prepared for the store. in terms of the full hurricane sandy response, we have mobilized the entire emirate full resources of the red cross across the country to make sure we're getting help to people impacted. 200 feeding vehicles from the red cross have been mobilized to the east coast. more than 5700 workers from all 50 states and three u.s. territories are on the ground. 90% of those are volunteers. last night about 7600 people stayed in more than 110 shelters. to date, we have served more than 3.3 million meals. in fact, provided more than 29,000 health services and mental health, emotional support, and handed out 125,000 relief items. we are mobilizing a large relief effort this weekend
it doesn't work on windows. okay, i'm outta here. more dishwasher brands in north america recommend cascade. >>> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt." another republican is speaking out against grover norquist's anti-tax increase. this time it's lindsey graham. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making is republicans should put revenue on the table. we're this far in debt. we don't generate enough revenue. capping deductions will help generate revenue. i think grover is wrong when he says we can't cap deductions and buy down debt. what do you do with the money? i will violate the pledge only if the democrats will do entitlement reform. >> publisher and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. hello, guys. good to see you both. >> and to you. both of you. rich, your party has been doing a lot of soul searching and you just heard lindsey graham going against grover norquist's tax pledge. >> well, what they have come to understand, i think, is and lindsey graham said he's not in favor of raising rates but in favor of cutting deductions and exemptions. >> if
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